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Frederick area dermatologist explains dermal needling therapy for acne scars

Dr Ronald B. Prussick, Washington Dermatology Center Providing Dermal Therapy

Patients in the Frederick area who are concerned about acne scarring but want a non-laser method of reducing their appearance can speak with Dr. Prussick of the Washington Dermatology Center about dermal needling therapy. Dermal needling is uses a special device that can help in treating atrophic, ice pick, and rolling acne scars and reduce their appearance by improving collagen production to reduce the depth of troublesome scars.

Dermal needling therapy can provide patients with the treatment they need to address acne scarring. It can be used on light and dark skin and patients of all ethnicities. Dermal needling is not only more affordable than fractional lasers but has the benefits of being able to be used on all skin types with less risks.

Skin needling works by using a “microneedling device” which has surgical needles attached to a roller that work by causing very small puncture wounds in the skin to help produce new elastin and collagen to smooth the skin and reduce the scar depressions. This is done under the care and treatment of a medical professional such as Dr. Prussick and can be done within one appointment. Many patients who are interested in dermal needling therapy are often concerned that the procedure will be painful. However, Dr. Prussick applies a topical anesthetic cream to ensure patient comfort.

Dermal needling therapy can also be used to treat other conditions including:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Surgical scars
  • Chicken pox scarring

Are you interested in learning more about dermal needling therapy? Do you believe skin needling may be the solution appropriate for you? Contact Dr. Prussick of Washington Dermatology Center and book your consultation appointment to determine if this therapy may be the best way to tackle acne scars and other skin concerns. Our practice provides many state-of-the-art technologies that can benefit patients of all ages in improving the texture, tone, and overall look of their skin and body while also providing alternative therapies for those on a stricter budget. Skin needling is an affordable solution for those who are not appropriate candidates for laser therapies.

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